Germany’s COVID-19 Fourth Wave Threatens 100,000 More Deaths

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  • Doctors in the intensive care COVID ward at Leipzig University Hospital warn this fourth wave could be the worst yet

EKO HOT BLOG reports that one of Germany’s top virologists has warned that a further 100,000 people will die from COVID-19 if nothing’s done to halt an aggressive fourth wave.

Case numbers have soared and Germany on Wednesday registered its highest rate of infection since the pandemic began, with almost 40,000 cases in a day.

“We have to act right now,” said Christian Drosten, who described a real emergency situation.

Doctors in the intensive care COVID ward at Leipzig University Hospital warn this fourth wave could be the worst yet.

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One patient here, a woman in her 20s, has just given birth. Her baby is fine, but staff say they don’t know whether she’ll survive.

This state of Saxony has the highest seven-day infection rate in Germany at 459 cases per 100,000 people. The national rate is 232.

It also has the lowest take-up of vaccine: 57% of the population here have been immunised.

This state of Saxony has the highest seven-day infection rate in Germany at 459 cases per 100,000 people. The national rate is 232.

It also has the lowest take-up of vaccine: 57% of the population here have been immunised.

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